PUBLIC LECTURE 28th November
The PREPARE research group together with the Planning Institute of Australia (Victoria) present a seminar series on the role of planning in working towards a resilient built environment.
This brings together a range of critical concerns such as disaster resilience, social equity, climate change adaptation and urban change. The project aims to inform, provoke and apply resilience ideas while engaging with the challenges, possibilities and implications for the urban planning and related professions. Ideas and discussion will culminate in a joint policy statement, contribute to growing cross-disciplinary resilience capacity and identify next steps.
The first seminar, held this October, established core ideas, challenges and questions of resilience, and demonstrated a real need to develop our risk understanding, and to develop creative and innovative approaches to deal with these new, complex and “wicked” threats. The second talk, held in early November, discussed learnings from a range of examples in governance, community resilience and looked toward future visioning.
In keeping with the intention to adapt the talks as we progress, Talk #3: “The Way to a Resilient Built Environment” seeks to set out pathways to a resilient built environment, building on the challenges and examples established previously. A diverse panel will discuss with the audience the role of the planning and built environment professions and key changes that are needed to facilitate improved resilience.
A/Prof Alan March – Associate Dean (under-graduate), and Director of Bachelor of Environments and Bachelor of Design, School of Design
A/prof Janet Stanley – Honorary Principal Fellow at the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, visiting Professor at the University of Hiroshima, Japan, a Director of the National Centre for Research in Bushfire & Arson and a Director of Stanley & Co., consultants in sustainable policy.
Stephen Rowley – lecturer in Urban Planning with RMIT’s School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
A/prof Wendy Steele – Sustainability and Urban Planning co-located in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS) and the Centre for Urban Research (CUR) at RMIT University.
Simon Wollan – urban designer, MGS
Dr Anna Hurlimann – Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning at the University of Melbourne